Submitted by davidmccue 1267d ago | video

Nintendo shows off the impressive "Panorama View" feature on the Wii U

Tech Demo of the Wii U's 'Panorama View' feature which was shown during CES 2012. Using the Wii U controller, the Panorama View allows players to view and experience a 360º virtual world around what is being displayed on the TV. (Wii U)

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fluffydelusions  +   1267d ago
It's like Google Street View...
phosphor112  +   1267d ago
The demo itself isn't impressive at all. In one of my media arts classes we bought a usb gyroscope phidget at http://www.robotshop.com/se... and plugged it into a modded PSP. We had the exact same sort of thing running on there.

Sure the implications for the types of applications sure is great, but the tech demo itself is nothing impressive. As I said, a bunch of college students just learning how to do this stuff was able to do this.
Dwalls1171  +   1267d ago
The only reason im not buying wii u , is because i dont ever want to play another mario game....its time to stop with that franchise
bergoo  +   1267d ago
The million+ that bought Mario 3D in the first month disagree with you.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1267d ago
Mario is not my issue. It's Nintendo's incessant gimmickry.
Just give me a gaming system that doesn't force me to use motion controls or a secondary screen!
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metsgaming  +   1267d ago
At first i found it hard to think how this can be used in a game but i came up with a brilliant idea.

Pokemon Snap 2 !!!

Just think that thing is your camera you can move it around to your left and right even behind you. Just like that tech demo. Plus there should be an option to play it normally for people who dont want to do that.

Come on Nintendo its made for it now go and do it !
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na-no-nai  +   1266d ago
Fatal frame wii u!!! Gonna one fucking scary game. Ghost doesn't pop up on main screen but once you used the controller to look it appear right in front of the screen
dedicatedtogamers  +   1267d ago
It reminds me of when Sony showed that you could connect the PSP to your PS3, put it on top of your PS3, and use it as a rear-view mirror in GT5 (or was it Ridge Racer?).

And I was just as unimpressed back then as I am by this.
christheredhead  +   1267d ago
The actual demo isn't to impressive. But, the idea of the implementation is. It just has to applied though. I mean, I'm definitely interested to see the use of the tablet in Nintendo games. Should offer varying options of gameplay experiences.
Venox2008  +   1267d ago
yea, it will up to devs how will they implement Wii U tablets in games or software
bergoo  +   1267d ago
First player uses the big screen to drive the car
second player uses the WiiU controller for 360 turret gunning!
SandwichHammock  +   1267d ago
I'm impressed, this thing is actually pulling impressive visuals. Berry Nice.
phosphor112  +   1267d ago
It's a "video" of Kyoto Japan made by stitched together camera shots. It's the same tech as Google Street View.. but.. much higher resolution cameras, as they don't have to worry about bandwidth and data-basing issues like Google does.
phosphor112  +   1266d ago
Wait... why did I get 3 disagrees? Seriously?
jacen100  +   1267d ago
yes this could be amazing imagine BF3 or something similar when 2 team mates online multiplayer enter the plane/helicopter one player flying and the other using the gun with full panoramic view that would be a realy nice touch
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Vortex3D  +   1267d ago
If such idea is implemented on racing car games with one person controlling the car, it's something you don't want to do while driving very fast.

If it's implemented into a war car where another person does the shooting, it can still be done on the split screen with traditional controller. With one player, I need to keep my eyes on one screen, not moving my head away to look at another screen.

One thing Nintendo still hasn't demo is trying to use the side controller buttons during heavy shooting. With motion to control the screen by tilting, can you aim as accurate quickly while shooting multiple objects? Everything demo on the Wii U screen controller is on more casual games again.

I'm very curious what Wii U that is so unique that other methods of control simply can't do, but so far, not even remotely sold on anything on Wii U. Everything shown on Wii U looks more like an attempt to sell another console/controller.

I can see Nintendo is trying really hard to show Wii U is fun for multiple players that are stuck on one large screen with one person has the advantage with another tiny screen.(Still remains to be seen how parents are going deal with only one kid in the family gets the Wii U screen while other kids are stuck with Wiimote. And Nintendo is trying really hard not to talk about it).

Also, what does Wii U bring to single player gamer?
bergoo  +   1267d ago
they're showing what can be done with the new WiiU controller....
NOT what you have to do. You can disregard the screen if you like traditional controls. I can guarantee they wont force you to move the controller around to look.
AND if you look closely, you can see TWO wiiU controllers, running the same app, at the same time, on ONE wiiU console
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goodfellas27  +   1267d ago
I wonder if the controller has wireless limitations since it was plugged in on every demo they showed. Might lag big time.
no_more_heroes  +   1266d ago
It's plugged in so that people can't steal it. Don't think they wouldn't, you'd be horribly wrong.
Colwyn  +   1267d ago
You shouldn't voice your concerns about the wii u unless its positive sir. Let Nintendo make whatever they want. Even if their ideas are things we've seen such as remote play you're suppose to be in awe of everything Nintendo related
Titanz  +   1267d ago
It isn't like that
You can say, "the Wii U isn't for me" without sounding pessimistic about it. Saying the system "sux", "welcome to current gen, Nintendo!", or "Wii U will fail" even though we have vague information about it, seems very fanboy-ish to me.

Maybe if you'd criticize in a non-cynical way, people would be more accepting towards your opinions.
BX81  +   1267d ago
I'm excited for the Wii U.
Ck1x  +   1267d ago
People are being very narrow minded here because if totally used properly this controller will expand gaming dramatically.
eferreira  +   1267d ago
just like how the wii had potential but no one used it. I think the wii u will fall in the same boat.
Shok  +   1267d ago
Red Steel 2. Skyward Sword. Madworld.

The Wii Remote was used to it's potential.
mamotte  +   1266d ago
I'm gonna get bashed here, but I'll say this anyway: Same as the PS Move and Kinect. Potential, but they're even less used than the wii :(
Lord_Sloth  +   1267d ago
We linked a system to 2 screens at once and gave 1 of them camera control! Are you impressed?

Me: Not really...This isn't what I'd call a great leap forward as I fail to see how this will help anything. It MIGHT help Racing Games but since they have rear view mirrors I don't see how. Action games? Just turn around.
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CryWolf  +   1267d ago
I guess we're going to see a new Zelda coming for the Wii U when ever that will happen.
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Olly  +   1266d ago
It is slightly worrying that motion controls seemed absolutely amazing but on the whole were a little disappointing, and this is just a pretty cool gimmick.

It'll be interesting to see what they do, but Nintendo aren't untouchable, it's entirely possible this won't do well. Seems like it could go either way.

In any case, I'll probably end up buying it, interesting gimmicks are great and I couldn't miss Pikmin 3 et al.
Ck1x  +   1266d ago
Whats so crazy here is when people try and bash Nintendo for at least trying to innovate the way that we play games are totally content with using a dual shock 3 for 6 more years... Selling 90 million units of the wii proves that people wanted change in gaming and thats why both Sony and Microsoft jumped in the game with Kinect and Move, to be present and relative in that movement

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